Issue of September 15, 2019
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Dengue kills 4 in city; cases up by 61 percent

Cases of dengue fever in Baguio increased by 61 percent with 474 recorded cases, four of whom died, from Jan. 1 to Sept. 9 compared with the 294 cases during the same period last year.

THE BIGGER CONCERNS -- Even during off-peak season, traffic congestion in major thoroughfares such as the Palispis-Aspiras Highway taken on Sept. 12, and the operation of the waste staging area at the Dairy Farm are among the major concerns which the current leadership has to address as promised during the campaign period. Easing up gridlocks and efficient solid waste management are major challenges City Hall and the local police will have to deal with during peak season such as the Yuletide season, Panagbenga, and Holy Week. -- Harley Palangchao

The provincial board of Benguet supported the request of two barangays of Itogon to form a new town.

The quest for the Cordillera’s self-rule will never end.

Action on harmful cosmetics lauded
The EcoWaste Coalition gave the city council of Baguio thumbs-up for its move that may lead to the passage of an ordinance banning mercury-containing skin whitening cosmetics.


The City Buildings and Architecture Office has identified 39 structures with septic tanks not connected to the city’s sewerage system within the Hillside-Sta. Escolastica area.

A suspected drug pusher was shot and killed by anti-drug operatives after firing at one of the police officers during a buy bust operation last week in Shilan, La Trinidad, Benguet.
PMA CADET REGISTRATION -- Philippine Military Academy cadets register during the offsite voter’s registration by the Commission on Elections Baguio at Fort Del Pilar, Sept. 13. Comelec reminds the public that the registration will be until the end of this month for the 2020 barangay and SK elections. All types of voter registration are accepted which include new registration, transfer of record, change of status / correction of entries and reactivation of registration record. --Redjie Cawis
ESTEEMED POLICE VISITOR -- The Police Regional Office-Cordillera warmly welcomed the Director of the PNP Special Action Force, M/Gen. Amando Clifton Empiso at Camp Major Bado Dangwa in La Trinidad, Benguet on Sept. 9. Empiso, who graced the signing of understanding among police and military commands against insurgency and terrorism, is an Ibaloy two-star general, who took the helm of leading the elite SAF in January. -- Contributed photo
REMAINING GREENS -- Everywhere in the world, problems on safer grounds for housing and increasing population are major concerns, which the local and national government must seriously address. Here, remaining forest covers in Pico, La Trinidad, Benguet are dwindling due to expansion of residential and commercial structures over the years. -- Ofelia Empian
ORGANICALLY GROWN  --  Most of the fruits displayed for sale to the public during the 5th Fruit Festival of Sablan, Benguet such as the marang are grown by farmers without the use of chemicals, which means consumption of such fruits is one way of building up one’s immune system.
-- Harley Palangchao
DAGYAW -- Last week saw the convergence of national government officials led by Budget and Management Usec. Janet Abuel, Tourism Asec. Roberto Alabado, and Interior and Local Government Asec. Roosque Calacat with regional line agency heads DILG Director Marlo Iringan, DBM Director Irene Gahid and DENR ARD Agosto Lagon and other local government leaders during the “Dagyaw” open government and participatory governance regional town hall meeting at the University of Baguio gymnasium, Sept.  10.
-- Redjie Cawis
FOGGY SWAMP -- Farmers at the strawberry fields in La Trinidad, Benguet tend to their crops encased in rain tunnels to protect their crops from the heavy rains. Researchers from Benguet State University are currently devising a fog-to-water harvesting technology to aid farmers for their irrigation especially those tending their farms in high elevation areas in Baguio and Benguet.
-- Ofelia Empian
HOME OF CHAMPIONS -- Baguio City through its world-class athletes retained its overall title in the recent Batang Pinoy national finals in Palawan. City officials led by Mayor Benjie Magalong pose with the medalists in the national tournament for 15 years old and below athletes. -- Bong Cayabyab
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